Show Low, Pinetop, Lakeside and the White Mountains of Arizona

Director Oscar Torre

A career woman stuck in an unhappy marriage struggles to find happiness living in a fishbowl, where cultural and religious traditions are smothering a woman dying to be free.

Director Gary Takesian

The goal of the film is to advance the conversation about how we as a society must respond to homophobia, bullying and violence, leading to a greater acceptance of, and respect for, those who identify as LGBT. The film presents the issues surrounding homophobia in a multi-segment format that engenders group discussion. The topics unfold through one-on-one interviews with students, teachers, parents and leaders in the LGBT support and ally communities. Teach Your Children Well purposely does not delve into the various religious beliefs surrounding homosexuality. Our primary intent for the film is educational use (faculty, administration and classroom), where topics of a religious nature are generally not appropriate.

Director Linda Palmer

In a fleeting moment of clarity, an estranged father suffering from late stage dementia, reveals to his son secrets that begin to heal a broken family from the abuses of this misogynist, racist, wife-beating bully

We chose a few of accepted film makers that are in the competition to screen one of their past films. This one was selected since September is the Official Alzheimer's awareness month!

Special Saturday Screenings
Non-Competing special selections

with Red Carpet Premiers - get Autographs and Picture
times to be announced

Director Dawn Fields

Evie's Christmas Gift - A bratty 10-year-old girl learns a SCARY lesson about opening her gifts before Christmas morning.

Festival owner Martina Webster is a producer on this short film

Director Sundeep Malani

Sulige Sikkidaaga “ Be fluid as water From India - English Sub Titles 

(40 mins)is a magnificent tribute to the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity! Focusing on Womens Empowerment, it deals with the rivetting story of One young woman whose life spirals out of her control, and when it does, she faces one of two paths. Starring Kalpana Pandit directed by Sundeep Malani

Director Ernesto M.  Sandoval

 A modern day adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin, a nameless woman battles a nefarious figure.